Gifts for Adults

The best gifts for adults, by decade. (Mostly.)

We’ve curated some thoughtful gift ideas for adults, with specific lists ideal for men, for women, and for everyone. These are perfect for when you’re not quite sure what their niche interests are (or maybe you don’t want to overdo the hobby theme… getting more fishing or gardening gear each year gets boring even for the most ardent fishing enthusiast or gardening nutcase).

So we have collected the best, most unique, and most thoughtful gifts that adults enjoy, organized by decade. For some of the younger years we’ve done individual ages (18 through 21), especially since hitting 18, 20, and 21 are all milestone years (sorry, 19, no one really cares about you but we did a list anyways).

After that, we have roundups for each successive milestone birthday decade. These feature gifts for 30 year olds all the way up to the big century birthday. Each list also includes ideas specifically for women and men, and also some creative celebration, DIY, experience, and party ideas. You’ll find something interesting, we guarantee it!